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A Choral Reflection on The Lord’s Prayer
Mass: The Lord's Prayer
Vigilate (from Cantiones sacrae 1589)
Notre Père, Op. 14
Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Holy is the True Light
Hassler, H L:
Cantate Domino canticum novum
Domine Dominus noster
Ad te levavi animam meam
Missa Papae Marcelli: Sanctus
Ego sum panis vivus
Quatre petites prières de Saint François d'Assise
Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50
Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, SWV 386
Vater unser, der du bist im Himmel
The Lord's Prayer
Popule meus for 4 voices
Benedicimus Deum Coeli
David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone) & Jonathan Howard (bass)
The King’s Singers
GRAMMY® Award winners in 2009, The King’s Singers are one of the world’s most celebrated ensembles. Their programming concept in this disc is unique: built upon the individual clauses of The Lord’s Prayer, beginning and ending in plainchant, it ranges over the centuries to explore the spiritually charged text. Chant is at the heart of the programme, and each composer’s setting illuminates the others, shedding rich interpretative light on the poetic and devotional aspects of the prayer.
One of the world’s most celebrated ensembles, The King’s Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Championing the work of both young and established composers, they are instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing. They are also consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit.
“There are few vocal ensembles that can work up a concept album like The King's Singers, and this somewhat disparate collection of sacred pieces blossoms into something rather wonderful...The performances have all the panache that we associate with this group” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 *****
“what a rewarding CD this is, gloriously sung and perfectly recorded.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2012
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The Organ Tablatur from Klagenfurt
Manfred Novak (organ - The Ebert-Organ, Hofkirche Innsbruck)
For centuries the Carinthian Organ Tablature from around 1560 was a fragment in the archives and is heard here for the first time in recorded form. The manuscript includes works by Senfl, Desprez, de la Rue and Mouton and was discovered by Novak. During the sixteenth century, if a choir was not available, the organ assumed the repertoire of the singers, so the tablature includes many arrangements of mass selections, chansons and motets.
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Despres - Motets
‘An excellent and intriguing anthology….wonderfully sung…containing some of Josquin’s greatest music’ Gramophone
Recording made in 1999.
The earliest mention of Josquin is as a singer in Aix en Provence in 1475. In a short time he would gain a reputation for being the leading composer of the period. He was the first to have his works published, and such was his reputation that many lesser composers passed their music off as being by Josquin some with considerable success.
He was born in 1450 in what today is Belgium, but then was part of the Netherlands. At this period, the Flemish region was a powerhouse for both music and art, and many of its masters travelled widely throughout Europe shaping the artistic agenda for many centuries to follow. Josquin was typical of these much-travelled artistic and cultural envoys. He worked extensively in Italy, at the court in Ferrara, and for the powerful Sforza family in Milan. During his Italian years he met the humanist and writer Angelo Poliziano, and this had a profound effect upon his compositional style. The importance of shaping a composition around the text, giving the words greater impact. Hitherto composers had paid scant attention to the structure of words and syllables, bending and stretching them to suit the melodic line. Josquin combined his mastery of setting words to music with extraordinary displays of contrapuntal genius as can be heard on this CD in the motet Ut Phoebe.
All of his settings are from Biblical or liturgical sources.
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